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May 25, 2018 12:13 PM Ireland Votes Whether to Repeal Abortion Ban as Catholic Influence Wanes

Polls show majority in favor of repeal, but many remain undecided Irish voters are deciding Friday whether to remove a ban on abortion from the country’s constitution, a sweeping change that would further dilute church influence in a country steadily moving away from its Catholic roots. Polls show a majority in favor of lifting the ban, with younger 25

May 25, 2018 2:31 AM Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has blocked the plans of the biggest distributor of PC-based video games to extend its reach into iPhones, according to the game distributor, a sign that Apple is serious about protecting its ability to take a cut of digital purchases made inside games on its mobile devices. Steam, the dominant online store for downloaded 21

May 22, 2018 2:13 PM U.S., China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE Controversy

Deal would lift the sales ban on ZTE and require the Chinese telecom giant to make major management changes The U.S. and China have agreed on the broad outline of a deal that would save imperiled Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp., according to people with knowledge of the matter in both countries, as the two sides move closer to resolving their trade dispute 15

May 22, 2018 5:24 AM T.I. Calls Out Houston's Security Guard for Alleged Attack on Female Customer

T.I. is fuming and wants a piece of a Houston's security guard he claims manhandled an innocent female customer Monday night in Atlanta. T.I ripped into the security guard and the restaurant in a video he posted ... alleging the guard went into the women's restroom to drag a customer out through the restaurant, and eventually out the front door. Tip called 51

May 18, 2018 5:20 PM Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Rights activists say at least six people who have campaigned for human rights in Saudi Arabia, including four women who pushed for the right to drive, have been detained in Saudi Arabia. The arrests come just six weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift the world's only ban on women driving on June 24. One activist, who spoke 23

May 16, 2018 2:59 PM Spokesman: Duterte orders lifting of labor ban to Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines – An official says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait after talks eased a dispute over the plight of Filipina housemaids in the oil-rich Arab nation. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to lift the ban late Wednesday 22

May 15, 2018 5:01 AM Australia's leader backs foreign minister's work on China

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia's prime minister has rejected a former diplomat's opinion that the country needs a new foreign minister to thaw relations with China. Geoff Raby was Australia's ambassador to Beijing from 2007 to 2011. He used a scathing column in The Australian Financial Review newspaper on Tuesday to call for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop 30

May 14, 2018 4:24 AM Food Makers Vow to Cut Trans Fats Globally

World Health Organization to urge governments to ban or restrict those fats, replace them with healthier fats and oils The World Health Organization is launching an initiative to eliminate trans fats from diets globally, pressing makers of foods and oils, and governments, to accelerate work to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from heart disease 40

May 13, 2018 7:52 PM Washington’s Strict New Policy on Iran Could Test Ties With Allies

Sanctions relief for Tehran drew European powers and China—and they aren’t eager to reverse course and bend to Trump’s agenda WASHINGTON—The Trump administration’s decision last week to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran will create an economic policy challenge for the U.S.: How does it enforce sanctions that the rest of the world no longer backs 30

May 12, 2018 5:05 PM ZTE Says Errors, Not Lies, Led to Failure to Comply With U.S. Terms

Chinese telecom giant says sales ban is a disproportionate penalty HONG KONG—ZTE Corp. has told U.S. authorities that its failure to fully comply with a U.S. settlement agreement resolving sanctions-busting charges was due to faults in its internal controls, not from a plan of systematic deception, according to a person familiar with the company’s filings 45